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Athabasca University

Individualized Study

Courses available for individualized study begin on the first day of every month, on a year-round basis. Registrations for individualized study courses must be received by the MA-IS Office at least one month prior to the course start date. The course-contract period for individualized study courses is six months.


Closed to Online Registrations

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Currently Closed for Registrations

All Reading Courses are Closed to Online Registrations

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Reading Courses

Individuals or small groups of students may pursue directed reading courses under the supervision of a MA-IS faculty member. Students should consult the list of faculty willing to supervise reading courses and examine their declared interests.

Reading courses are only available to Program students who have completed MAIS 601 and MAIS 602, and who are half way through the program (i.e. have completed 15 credits of course work).

Foundational Reading Courses: (MAIS 750 and MAIS 751) are for students who are new to an area of study and require a basis on which to build further studies. Faculty members typically determine the required readings and assessment model, but students may also suggest readings of particular interest.

Advanced Reading Courses: (MAIS 760) are for students with prior knowledge of an area of study who wish to pursue a particular topic or issue in greater depth. Students typically negotiate the required readings and assessment model with the faculty member.

Updated July 03 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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